THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: The men's division got their chance to shine during the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The elite professional men led the age-group males into the water on Sunday, Sept. 2 (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Top Images From Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race Day

The elite professional and age-group men had their chance to shine on Sunday and bring the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship to a close. Jan Frodeno of Germany earned his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship title beating out Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee and Javier Gomez Noya from Spain. Nearly 2,900 male athletes were registered to take to the course in Nelson Mandela Bay as the Ironman World Championship came to the African continent first time. The Ironman 70.3 World Championship will move to Nice, France in 2019.

BRINGING THEM HOME: Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain runs down the finishing chute with a large crowd cheering on as he earned second place. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN).
YELLOW BRICK ROAD: These yellow markings led the way for this athlete as they ventured towards the finish line. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
THRILL OF VICTORY, AGONY OF DEFEAT: After coming from behind in the pack to chase down eventual winner, Jan Frodeno, on the run portion of the race, Javier Gomez Noya fell to third place when suffering a side stitch. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
A HAND FOR THE LAST ONES IN: A final age-group finisher receives encouragement from a fellow triathlete as the competition draws to a conclusion at Nelson Mandela Bay (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
THE HARD YARDS: An age-group athlete eyes up the final few kilometres of the run course after finishing off the demanding swim and bike legs at Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. (Photo by Craig Muller/IRONMAN)
SCENERY NEAR AND FAR: Nelson Mandela Bay showcased its natural beauty as athletes of all ages. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
BEACH BOY: An athlete takes in the stunning views of Nelson Mandela Bay coastline between Maitlands and Seaview on the way back into the city to the second transition. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN
OCEAN DIVE: Two-time Olympic Gold medalist Alistair Brownlee enters the Indian Ocean to begin the 1.2-mile swim (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
TRUE GRIT: The hand-cycle athlete soars along the course. While weather conditions were not ideal, the goal still remained the same, get to the finish line (Photo by Craig Muller/IRONMAN)
A MATTER OF DETERMINATION: A determined hand-cycle athlete showcases the very definition of the IRONMAN mantra that “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”, as he tackles the course in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
SANDS OF TIME: Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain bikes in front of the coastal sand dunes during the bike portion of the Men’s race yesterday. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
THE CHASE IS ON: Athletes from over 100 countries converged to South Africa for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and they were treated to amazing views of Nelson Mandela Bay and the Indian Ocean coastline during the bike portion of the triathlon (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
UMXHENTSO: African locals kick-off the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship with a cultural welcome for all the athletes and spectators in attendance (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
SILENT LUCIDITY: Seven elite athletes channel their thoughts ahead of embarking on the 1.2mile swim at Nelson Mandela Bay at the start of the IRONMAN 70.3 Championship (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

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